Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is known for its religious value, cultural significance, physical beauty and thrilling nature. It is undertaken by hundreds of people every year. Holding significance for the Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, it holds religious importance also for the Jains and the Buddhists.

12 Days Tour

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

    Your arrival in Kathmandu. Our representative will meet you & greet you at the airport, then transfer to hotel. Check into the hotel following with welcome drinks. Afternoon; at leisure on your own. Evening, tour orientation program.

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 2: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING TOUR, THEN FLY TO NEPALGUNJ

    Morning after breakfast, you will set off for sightseeing tour. You will visit Pashupatinath temple (the most sacred temple of Hindus), Mata Guheswori temple & Budhanilkantha temple (Shesh Shaiya Vishnu, also known as sleeping Vishnu).

    After finishing the tour, you will return to the hotel. Lunch will be served between 12 Noon to 1 p.m. After lunch, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj, situated south-west from Kathmanu, is the gateway to far Western mountain regions of Nepal. The duration of flight is about an hour. Our representative will meet you at Nepalgunj airport then transfer to hotel. Evening, you will have leisure time on your own.

    Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight: 1 hour.

    Accommodation: Hotel.

  • Day 3: FLY TO SIMIKOT & OVERNIGHT STAY

    Early morning, at 5.00 a.m., transfer to Nepalgunj airport for your flight to Simikot. The flight between Nepalgunj and Simikot takes about an hour. The air route to Simikot passes over the remote mountain region of Nepal where whether often gets cloudy and notorious. Generally, the weather in the mountain area, in the morning, is calm and clear. This is the reason why we should fly to Simikot early morning.

    Simikot is situated at an altitude of 2910 m., this is an ideal place to make a night halt for acclimatization motive. Simikot has a STOL airport (Short Take Off and Landing) where only small aircraft can go. The aircraft, we fly from Nepalgunj, can carry only 15 people at a time.

    We stay overnight in Simikot for acclimatization.

    Overnight Sunvalley Resort or Nepal Trust Guesthouse (dormitory room & common bath room).

    Nepalgunj to Simikot flight: 1 hour.

    Aircraft type: Dronier or Twin otter.

    Carrying capacity: Only 16 people at a time.

    Elevation of Simikot: 2910 m/9545 fts.

    Expected temperature: Day Time: 18 to 25 degree Celsius, Night Time: 4 to -2 degree Celsius.

    Climatic condition: Generally cloudy & rainy

  • Day 4: SIMIKOT – HILSA (BY HELICOPTER) THEN ENTRY TAKLAKOT (TIBET)

    Early morning, after breakfast, you will pack up our baggage then trek down to the airport and board on the helicopter. The helicopter flight from Simikot to Hilsa takes about 25 minutes (one way) only. The flight route passes through deep Karnali River-gorge and narrow remote valleys, where weather normally turns windy & cloudy from late morning onward. So, we try to operate more shuttle flights early in the morning and bring all group members to Hilsa.

    We operate Euro copter (B3) that can carry only 5 persons + 10 kg luggage at a time. Since, helicopter has limited capacity to carry, we request you not to carry any unnecessary stuff. We use two helicopters at a time, so we can airlift our group members to Hilsa as soon as possible.

    After all group members shifted to Hilsa by helicopter, you will cross the border then drive to Taklakot (Purang). As per the visa rule of the Chinese government, all group members should enter together and exit together. So, until and unless all members do not come to Hilsa, no one can cross the border.

    The drive from Hilsa to Taklakot takes about 45 minutes. The driving distance is about 27 k.m.

    Simikot to Hilsa: By helicopter

    Flight duration: 25 minutes

    Carrying capacity: 5 persons + 10 kg baggage each

    Hilsa to Chinese immigration (Sher): Only 10 minutes walk.

    Sher to Taklakot: 27 km, 45 minutes drive by Bus.

    Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m./13202 fts.

    Expected temperature: Day Time: 22 to 28 degree Celsius, Night Time: up to -3 degree Celsius.

    General climatic condition: Mild windy

  • Day 5: TAKLAKOT TO LAKE MANSAROVAR

    As usual, after having morning meal, we pack our belongings, then board on the vehicle and be ready to move towards Lake manasarovar. Right from the begining, the highway commences making gradual ascend. The road still keeps ascending up to the high pass, that lies before Rakshas lake. The lake ‘Rakshas’ represents the devil force. This is where Ravana, ‘the mighty King of Lanka’, had performed a penance to lord Shiva for 5000 years. We will take a brief halt at the shore of lake Rakshash, soak in views and take pictures; then continue our journey towards lake manasarovar.

    We check in to the Guesthouse of lake manasarovar (Chiugompa) then walk to the lakeshore for having sacred dip and performing pooja. After pooja, we will have afternoon meal; board on the vehicle then set off for circumambulation around the lake. The entire circumference of the lake is presumably 82 km, and it demands a minimum two hours to accomplish this part of the journey.

    Overnight guesthouse.

    Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 88 km, one & half hour.

    Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m./14,925 fts

    Expected temperature: Day Time: 22 to 32 degree Celsius; Night Time: -3 to -4 degree.

    Climatic condition: Windy.

  • Day 6: DRIVE, MANASAROVAR TO DARKEN

    Today after breakfast, we once again can walk down to lakeshores once again, take sacred dip and start worshipping, praying and conducting an offering ceremony. The activity may continue till lunch hour. After lunch, we will pack our gear up and proceed to Darchen, the foothill of mount Kailash. Driving distance between Lake Manasarovar to Darchen is approximately 35 km and it requires 45 minutes to reach Darchen.

    Darchen is a small town situated on the foothill of Kailash, just below the south face. The place is being completely commercialized now. There, we get choices of hotels/guesthouses. For pilgrims; it is not so pleasant place to stay but it is better to halt for a night here before heading out for trekking around Kailash. This allows you to be acclimatized properly before attempting circumambulation around Kailash.

    Asthapad is situated just above Darchen. Now, it is forbidden to visit since a couple of years back. The distance from Darchen to Asthapad is about 7 km.

    Overnight at Shisapanga Guesthouse.
    Lake manasarovar to Darken: 35 km, 45 Min drive.
    Elevation of Darchen: 4664 m./15,285 fts.
    Expected temperature: day time: 18 to 28 degree Celsius/night time: -4 to -5 degree
    Average climatic condition: Windy and partly cloudy.

  • Day 7: DRIVE TO YAMA DWARA- THEN TREK TO DERAPHUK

    Today is the day that we start sacred circumambulation around holy Kailash. As usual, we will be ready to move on from Darchen early morning. From Darchen, we drive to Yam Dwar (also called Tarboche in Tibetan language) which is 5 km in distance. In Yama Dwar, we meet our horse/ porter/ yaks then setoff together to Deraphuk.

    Those who are not attempting Parikrama will return back to Darchen and wait there for two days. We will stay in Darchen when other members who have gone for circumambulation will return.

    The entire trail up to Deraphuk is reasonably flat with gentle ascend, however due to extreme elevation of this region, we feel exhausted, and need to have breaks on the way very frequently. The last legs of the journey is tough with rapid ascend. But, it is only for half an hour.

    Deraphuk stands at an elevation of 4920 m. The north face of mount Kailash is just a few thousands meters away from here. This is the only place to have a close view of north face.

    Overnight …
    Yama Dwar to Dhirapuk: 10 km | 5 – 6 hour trek.
    Elevation of Deraphuk: 4920 m. | 16,138 fts.
    Expected temperature: Day Time: 12 to 18 degree Celsius; Night Time: -5 to -8 degree.
    Average climatic condition: windy | partly cloudy & rainy.

  • Day 8: DERAPHUK TO ZUTUPHUK

    Today you have to cross a significant distance through the rugged portion of the trail around the mount Kailash before reaching Zutulpahuk. From Deraphuk, we should start very early. Right from the beginning, the trail leads you rapidly up, however in between it turns into flat with gentle ascend. Up to Dolma-La (5600 m.), the path keeps you taking up & up. Dolma La is the highest point of this journey. From this onward onward, the trail leads you all the way down to the valley floor. This particular portion of the trek is a rapid incline and the track is full of boulders and screes, so one should pay continue attention while trekking down.

    While descending from Dolma La, we will pass alongside a small glacial pool, which is almost frozen during May through September. This is Gaurikunda. The legend of this pool is connected with Mata Parvati, the consorts of lord Shiva.

    Once we make descend journey to the valley floor, the trail becomes flat & easy up to the Zutulphuk.

    Overnight..
    Dhiraphuk to Zutulphuk: 21 km (8 – 9 hours trek).
    The highest point to cross over: Dolma La pass (5600 m./18,368 fts).
    Elevation of Zutulphuk: 4820 m./15,810 fts.
    Expected temperature: 14 to 22 degree Celsius/ night time: -3 to -5 degree.
    Average climatic condition: Windy

  • Day 9: END TREK THEN DRIVE BACK TO PURANG/ TAKLAKOT

    Undoubtedly, today is the most hectic day of your journey. You, yet to go for another 06 km walk to accomplish the circumambulation; then drive all the way to Taklakot. As usual after morning meals, you will pack up your belongings then be ready to move on to Darchen. It requires presumably 3 hours to reach the ending point of this trail where our vehicle is waiting to fetch you up. After assembling all group members, you will board on vehicle and proceed for Taklakot.

    Overnight..
    Zutulphuk to trek ending point: 08 km, 3 hours.
    Trek ending point to Taklakot: 105 km, 2 hours.

  • Day 10:TAKLAKOT- HILSA- SIMIKOT

    It takes 45 minutes to reach Hilsa, where you have to go through the immigration formalities. From Taklakot, a military person will accompany the group to escort towards Hilsa. After having luggage checked and going through some formalities again in the boarder, you will cross over the suspension bridge of Karnali river, then enter into the territory of Nepal then fly to Simikot.

    Overnight..
    Taklakot to Hilsa boarder: 27 km, 45 minutes.
    Hilsa to Simikot flight by Helicopter: 25 minutes.

  • Day 11:FLY TO NEPALGUNJ THEN CONTINUE TO KATHMANDU

    Early morning fly to Nepalgunj by aircraft then continue fly or drive to Kathmandu.

  • Day 12: DEPARTURE

    It is time to say Good bye!!! You will be transferred to Tribhuvan International airport for your flight back home. As per the international flight regulation; your presence at the airport check in counter should be three hours prior to the departure time. We will arrange vehicle accordingly!!! Have a pleasant journey back home!!!

 

KAILASH-MANASAROVAR HELICOTER TOUR: 11 DAYS

ROUTE: LUCKNOW TO LUCKNOW

  • Day 1:ARRIVAL LUCKNOW THEN DRIVE TO NEPALGUNJ

    Upon arrival in Lucknow. We meet you & greet you at the airport then transfer to Nepalgunj. The drive takes about 5 hours to reach Nepalgunj.

    Overnight Hotel…
    Lucknow to Nepalgunj: 187 km | 5 hours

  • Day 2: FLY TO SIMIKOT & OVERNIGHT STAY

    Early morning, at 5.00 a.m., transfer to Nepalgunj airport for your flight to Simikot. The flight between Nepalgunj and Simikot takes about an hour. The air route to Simikot passes over the remote mountain region of Nepal where whether often gets cloudy and notorious. Generally, the weather in the mountain area, in the morning, is calm and clear. This is the reason why we should fly to Simikot early morning.
    Simikot is situated at an altitude of 2910 m., this is an ideal place to make a night halt for acclimatization motive. Simikot has a STOL airport (Short Take Off and Landing) where only small aircraft can go. The aircraft, we fly from Nepalgunj, can carry only 15 people at a time.
    We stay overnight in Simikot for acclimatization.
    Overnight Hotel…
    Nepalgunj to Simikot flight: 1 hour.
    Aircraft type: Dronier or Twin otter
    Carrying capacity: Only 16 people at a time
    Elevation of Simikot: 2910 m/ 9545 fts
    Expected temperature: day time:: 18 to 25 degree Celsius, night time:- 4 to 6 degree Celsius.
    Climatic condition: Generally cloudy & rainy

  • Day 3: SIMIKOT – HILSA (BY HELICOPTER) THEN ENTRY TAKLAKOT (TIBET)

    Early morning, after breakfast, you will pack up our baggage then walk down to the airport and board on the helicopter. The flight from Simikot to Hilsa takes about 25 minutes (one way) only. Flight route passes through deep Karnali River-gorge and narrow remote valleys, where weather normally turns windy & cloudy from late morning onward.

    We operate Euro copter (B3) that can carry only 5 persons + 10 kg luggage (per person) at a time. Since, helicopter has limited capacity to carry, WE STRONGLY REQUEST YOU NOT TO CARRY EXCESS WEIGHT.

    After all group members shifted to Hilsa, we will cross the border then drive to Taklakot (Purang). As per the visa rule of the Chinese government, all group members should enter together and exit together. So, until and unless all members do not come from Simikot, we can’t cross the border and proceed to Taklakot (also known as PURANG).

    The drive from Hilsa to Taklakot takes about 45 minutes and the driving distance is about 27km

    Simikot to Hilsa: By Helicopter
    Flight duration: 25 minutes.
    Carrying capacity: 5 persons + 10 kg baggage each.
    Hilsa to Chinese immigration (Sher): Only 10 minutes walk.
    Sher to Taklakot: 27 km | 45 minutes drive by Bus.
    Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m./ 13202 fts.
    Expected temperature: Day time:- 22 to 28 degree Celsius/night time:- up to -3 degree Celsius.
    General climatic condition: Mild windy & dry air.

  • Day 4: TAKLAKOT TO LAKE MANSAROVAR

    As usual, after having morning meal, we pack our belongings, then board on the vehicle and proceed to Lake manasarovar. Right from the beginning, the highway commences making gradual ascend. On the way, we stop for 10 minutes to take the first glimpse of Kailash from Rakhash Lake before reaching Lake Mansarovar.

    But, we keep continue our journey for a circumambulation (Parikrama) around the lake. Some of our staff will stop in the western shore (Chiugompa) of Lake Manasarovar for setting up our kitchen and some will accompany with you for circumambulation around the lake on Bus. On the way, we will stop in a nice place where we make holy dip, and perform pooja & Homa.

    After finishing all these activities, we will return back to western shore in the evening for staying overnight stay.

    Overnight..
    Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 88 km, one & half hour.
    Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m./14,925 fts.
    Expected temperature: day time: 22 to 32 degree Celsius; night time:- -3 to -4 degree.
    General climatic condition: Windy.

  • Day 5: DRIVE, MANASAROVAR TO DARCHEN

    Today after breakfast, we once again can walk down to lakeshores once again, take sacred dip and start worshipping, praying and conducting an offering ceremony. The activity may continue till lunch hour. After lunch, we will pack our gear up and proceed to Darchen, the foothill of mount Kailash. Driving distance between Lake Manasarovar to Darchen is approximately 35 km and it requires 45 minutes to reach Darchen.

    Darchen is a small town situated on the foothill of Kailash, just below the south face. The place is being completely commercialized now. There, we get choices of hotels/guesthouses. For pilgrims; it is not so pleasant place to stay but it is better to halt for a night here before heading out for trekking around Kailash. This allows you to be acclimatized properly before attempting circumambulation around Kailash.

    Asthapad is situated just above Darchen. Now, it is forbidden to visit since a couple of years back. The distance from Darchen to Asthapad is about 7 km.

    Overnight..
    Lake Manasarovar to Darchen: 35 km, 45 minutes drive.
    Elevation of Darchen: 4664 m./15,285 fts.
    Expected temperature: day time: 18 to 28 degree Celsius/night time: -4 to -5 degree.
    Average climatically condition: windy and partly cloudy

  • Day 6: DRIVE TO YAMA DWARA- THEN TREK TO DERAPHUK

    Today is the day that we start sacred circumambulation around holy Kailash. As usual, we will be ready to move on from Darchen early morning. From Darchen, we drive to Yam Dwar (also called Tarboche in Tibetan language) which is 5 km in distance. In Yama Dwar, we meet our horse/ porter/ yaks then setoff together to Deraphuk.

    Those who are not attempting Parikrama will return back to Darchen and wait there for two days. We will stay in Darchen when other members who have gone for circumambulation will return.

    The entire trail up to Deraphuk is reasonably flat with gentle ascend, however due to extreme elevation of this region, we feel exhausted, and need to have breaks on the way very frequently. The last legs of the journey is tough with rapid ascend. But, it is only for half an hour.

    Deraphuk stands at an elevation of 4920 m. The north face of mount Kailash is just a few thousands meters away from here. This is the only place to have a close view of north face.

    Overnight..
    Yama Dwar to Dhirapuk: 10 km | 5 – 6 hour trek.
    Elevation of Deraphuk: 4920 m. | 16,138 fts.
    Expected temperature: Day Time: 12 to 18 degree Celsius | Night time: -4 to -5 degree.
    Climatically condition: Windy | Partly Cloudy & Rainy

  • Day 7: DERAPHUK TO ZUTUPHUK

    Today you have to cross a significant distance through the rugged portion of the trail around the mount Kailash before reaching Zutulpahuk. From Deraphuk, we should start very early. Right from the beginning, the trail leads you rapidly up, however in between it turns into flat with gentle ascend. Up to Dolma-La (5600 m.), the path keeps you taking up & up. Dolma La is the highest point of this journey. From this onward onward, the trail leads you all the way down to the valley floor. This particular portion of the trek is a rapid incline and the track is full of boulders and screes, so one should pay continue attention while trekking down.

    While descending from Dolma La, we will pass alongside a small glacial pool, which is almost frozen during May through September. This is Gaurikunda. The legend of this pool is connected with Mata Parvati, the consorts of lord Shiva.

    Once we make descend journey to the valley floor, the trail becomes flat & easy up to the Zutulphuk.

    Overnight..
    Dhiraphuk to Zutulphuk: 21 km (8 – 9 hours trek).
    The highest point to cross over: Dolma La pass (5600 m./18,368 fts).
    Elevation of Zutulphuk: 4820 m./15,810 fts.
    Expected temperature: Day Time: 14 to 22 degree Celsius | Night time: -3 to -5 degree.
    Average Climatically condition: Windy

  • Day 8: END TREK THEN DRIVE BACK TO PURANG/ TAKLAKOT

    Undoubtedly, today is the most hectic day of your journey. You, yet to go for another 06 km walk to accomplish the circumambulation; then drive all the way to Taklakot. As usual after morning meals, you will pack up your belongings then be ready to move on to Darchen. It requires presumably 3 hours to reach the ending point of this trail where our vehicle is waiting to fetch you up. After assembling all group members, you will board on vehicle and proceed for Taklakot.

    Overnight..:
    Zutulphuk to trek ending point: 08 km, 3 hours.
    Trek ending point to Taklakot: 105 km, 2 hours.

  • Day 9: TAKLAKOT- HILSA- SIMIKOT

    It takes 45 minutes to reach Hilsa, where you have to go through the immigration formalities. From Taklakot, a military person will accompany the group to escort towards Hilsa. After having luggage checked and going through some formalities again in the boarder, you will cross over the suspension bridge of Karnali river, then enter into the territory of Nepal then fly to Simikot.

    Overnight..:
    Taklakot to Hilsa boarder: 27 km, 45 minutes.
    Hilsa to Simikot flight by Helicopter: 25 minutes.

  • Day 10: FLY SIMIKOT TO NEPALGUNJ

    Early morning fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj by aircraft then stay overnight in Hotel. The flight operates in the morning time and it takes about 45 minutes to arrive Nepalgunj.

    Overnight..:
    Simikot to Nepalgunj: 45 minutes flight.

  • Day 11: DEPARTURE FOR LUCKNOW

    Morning after breakfast, we will setoff for Lucknow. The drive takes about 5 hours to reach Lucknow.

 

Places To Visit During Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

SERVICE INCLUDES:

  1. One night hotel in Nepalgunj on twin sharing with vegetarian meals (twin sharing)
  2. One night hotel in Simikot (basic dormitory room with common bathroom) with all meals Necessary arrival / departure transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here
  3. Nepalgunj- Simikot- Nepalgunj air ticket (fixed wing- Twin otter aircraft OR Dronier)
  4. Simikot- Hilsa- Simikot by Helicopter (only 4 or 5 persons can be carried at a time)
  5. Domestic airport taxes (all sectors)
  6. Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
  7. Guesthouse in Tibet (for the entire journey)- except in Taklakot all places have dormitory Guesthouse with Tibetan common toilet
  8. Indian vegetarian meals during the tour in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  9. Transportation in Tibet by Luxury Bus
  10. Tour around Lake Manasarovar on green vehicle (not the vehicle the we take from Taklakot)
  11. English speaking Tibetan guide
  12. One tour Manager from our company throughout the tour
  13. Necessary supporting crew (Cook, assistance cook, Sherpas from our company)
  14. All necessary Kitchen & camping equipment
  15. Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama to carry foods and baggage
  16. Oxygen for emergency use
  17. Medical kit bag / First Aid kit
  18. Humla region restricted area permit & royalties (US $ 40 per person or equivalent)
  19. Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back)
  20. All applicable taxes & service charges

SERVICE EXCLUDES:

  1. Riding Horse during the Parikrama
  2. Your travel insurance
  3. Food, Sherpa team & truck
  4. Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation (helicopter cost, hospital bill, vehicle bill etc.)
  5. Flight or train ticket to & from Main Land China
  6. Asthapad darshan (it is banned to visit Asthapad)
  7. Personal expenses & bottled drinks
  8. Tip for guide & driver
  9. Extra accommodation charge in Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa, if the flight canceled due to bad weather condition
  10. Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances
PLACES NAME OF HOTELS/ GUESTHOUSES REMARKS
NEPALGUNJ HOTEL SIDDHARTHA COTTAGE OR CITY PALACE 3 Star Hotel
SIMIKOT MANASAROVAR GUESTHOUSE OR SUN VALLEY RESORT Dormitory room with common toilet and bath room.
TAKLAKOT PURANG GUESTHOUSE Twin/ Triple sharing room with attached bath room
MANASAROVAR PARAMARTHA ASHRAM GUESTHOUSE Dormitory with common toilet (Tibetan style)
DARCHEN HOTEL HIMALAYA OR HOTEL SHEN SHONG
DERAPHUK SHISHPANGAM GUESTHOUSE Dormitory with common toilet (Tibetan style)
ZUTULPHUK NORPEL GUESTOUSE OR MUDHOUSE Dormitory with common toilet (Tibetan style)
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